Now available as an enhanced e-book, YOU: Raising Your Child will include 12 videos that feature Dr. Oz and pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg answering real parents' questions about child-rearing. They talk about everything from diet to bathtime and give candid answers to questions posed by real parents. YOU: Raising Your Child could be the most valuable download for any parent's e-reader providing the answers you need about the biology, psychology, and common sense wisdom of raising a healthy child.
YOU: Raising Your Child is the ultimate guide to raising children from birth to age five The authors address everything from troubleshooting infant health issues to supporting the emotional and intellectual development of your child. Included are discussions of healthy nutrition, milestones for physical activity, building good habits, taking care of YOU, and how to cope with the biggest ailments and fears parents face today. The book is filled with wisdom and age-specific advice that will help parents manage all kinds of child-rearing questions and issues. A sampling of topics include:
The Mind of a Child
This chapter is the foundation for what is discussed throughout the book. It explores personality quirks and how they are formed, and will talk about things that parents can do from day one to day one thousand (and beyond) to help their children develop. Tips will be about how to recognize their differences but still instill good habits. After all, good parenting is really about being a good psychologist—knowing your child’s brain, and helping them develop who they are.
Of course, a big part of parenting is making sure that kids learn how to keep themselves healthy and fit for a lifetime. This chapter emphasizes good nutrition and eating habits for all ages. it will address biologic differences like number of taste buds and requirement for dozen exposures to taste to achieve change.
With the help of Joel Harper, fitness expert who appears on all of the YOU DVDs, this chapter will be filled with information and advice on how to make sure you kids are growing in all the right places.
Taking Care of YOU
This chapter takes a step back to show how being a good parent also means taking care of yourself and your dreams in order to show your kids how to love. Tips on how parenting isn’t always being selfless.
With these topics and many more, America's most trusted doctors once again come to the rescue and teach parents the best ways to raise healthy, happy, children.
This seventh volume in the YOU series (following YOU: Having a Baby) by Oprah's favorite physician-authors continues yet further dilutes the well-known brand. Apparently making full use of the data collected for the previous books, radio show, and Oprah programs, the book lacks structure and is uneven and scattershot, providing advice on a select number of not especially essential child health topics in chapters on the biology of infant education; child gastrointestinal issues; infectious diseases, allergies, and the immune system; and preventing childhood accidents and dealing with doctors and hospitals, thus forgoing the traditional structure of most parenting resources, which present information along developmental ages and stages. Some useful material may be found in a section entitled "YOU Tools," which features minimal hands-on instructions for diaper changing, interpreting infant cries, and the like; a number of short lists of required gear but this section seems more an afterthought, a place to put all the good stuff that didn't fit into chapters. Although readers would expect the media star authors and the pediatric experts they recruited to create a real go-to guide, they will be disappointed, and the familiar, casual tone doesn't work.
And if you think you should load your three kids up into the family station wagon and drive off of a bridge into the ocean, do it. You're right, everyone knows how to raise their kids correctly that's why we don't need prisons or laws. I hope you don't have children you whack job.
It may not be for everyone, but it doesn't claim to be.
I believe in actually reading a book before just saying, "No," Marinnn. Anyone with a brain knows that no books like this are to be taken as a Bible, they're simply tips and suggestions. All of the advice featured most likely won't work on every single kid, but if you actually listen (or in this case, read) to what someone has to say, you may be surprised.
Excellent- Information packed Must Read for Parents/Upcoming Parents with Infants - 5 yes
Ultimately, the book's goal is to communicate how to create the optimal environment for your child to thrive in all areas of life (physically, emotionally, socially, and developmentally.) It includes the most current research, which shows that the environment(defined not only by just the physical space) but also by the behaviors of the parents and other caregivers - is the number one determinant of a child's future in all of the above areas of life.
The book covers child health and development from birth to age five, and even covers some research on in-utiro. Among the team of authors, two are pediatricians, one with a specialty in developmental pediatrics. The book covers different parenting styles and family dynamic styles and how they tend to work for developing children. It reviews ways parents can maximize their individual child's interests and talents, while not having to be an overzealous "superparent". It covers everything from food, health, vaccinations to neurology to child psychology to parental-child behavior, etc. All kinds of new advanced research is referenced and explained throughout the book.
The book's suggestions are easy to implement, easy to understand and follow. It is an easy read. I thought I would just sit down and start going through it, and the next thing I knew, I had read 120 pages in no time, and easily absorbed all kinds of new helpful information!